Curling at the Winter Olympics

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Curling at the Winter Olympics
Curling pictogram.svg
Governing bodyWCF
Events3 (men: 1; women: 1; mixed: 1)
Games
  • 1956
  • 1960
  • 1964
  • 1968
  • 1972
  • 1976
Note: demonstration or exhibition sport years indicated in italics

Curling was included in the program of the inaugural Winter Olympic Games in 1924 in Chamonix[1] although the results of that competition were not considered official by the International Olympic Committee until 2006. Curling was a demonstration sport at the 1932 Games, and then again after a lengthy absence in 1988 and 1992. The sport was finally added to the official program for the 1998 Nagano Games.

Until 2018, men's and women's events were contested. An additional event, mixed doubles, was rejected for 2010 because the Olympic Programme Commission felt it had not developed enough,[2][3] but was approved for the 2018 Winter Olympics at an IOC Executive Board meeting in June 2015.[4]

Since the 1998 Olympics, Canada has generally dominated the sport with their men's teams winning gold in 2006, 2010, and 2014, and silver in 1998 and 2002. The women's team won gold in 1998 and 2014, a silver in 2010, and a bronze in 2002 and 2006. Their mixed doubles team won gold in 2018.

The related ice stock sport (Eisstockschießen in German) was a demonstration event in 1936 and 1964. These events are not considered additional demonstrations of curling.[5][6]

Participating nations[edit]

The final placement for each team in each tournament is shown in the following tables.

Men's tournament
Nation 24 98 02 06 10 14 18 Years
 Canada 2nd, silver medalist(s) 2nd, silver medalist(s) 1st, gold medalist(s) 1st, gold medalist(s) 1st, gold medalist(s) 4 6
 China 8 4 2
 Denmark 7 9 6 10 4
 Finland 5 2nd, silver medalist(s) 2
 France 3rd, bronze medalist(s) 10 7 3
 Germany 8 6 8 6 10 5
 Great Britain 1st, gold medalist(s) 7 8 4 5 2nd, silver medalist(s) 5 7
 Italy 7 9 2
 Japan 6 8 2
 New Zealand 10 1
 Norway 3rd, bronze medalist(s) 1st, gold medalist(s) 5 2nd, silver medalist(s) 5 6 6
 Russia 7 1
 South Korea 7 1
 Sweden 2nd, silver medalist(s) 5 4 9 4 3rd, bronze medalist(s) 2nd, silver medalist(s) 7
 Switzerland 1st, gold medalist(s) 3rd, bronze medalist(s) 6 3rd, bronze medalist(s) 8 3rd, bronze medalist(s) 6
 United States 4 9 3rd, bronze medalist(s) 10 9 1st, gold medalist(s) 6

Note: The three medal winners in 1924 were the only teams entered that year.

Women's tournament
Nation 98 02 06 10 14 18 Years
 Canada 1st, gold medalist(s) 3rd, bronze medalist(s) 3rd, bronze medalist(s) 2nd, silver medalist(s) 1st, gold medalist(s) 6 6
 China 3rd, bronze medalist(s) 7 5 3
 Denmark 2nd, silver medalist(s) 9 9 5 6 10 6
 Germany 8 5 6 3
 Great Britain 4 1st, gold medalist(s) 5 7 3rd, bronze medalist(s) 4 6
 Italy 10 1
 Japan 6 8 7 8 5 3rd, bronze medalist(s) 6
 Norway 5 7 4 3
 Olympic Athletes from Russia 9 1
 Russia 10 6 9 9 4
 South Korea 8 2nd, silver medalist(s) 2
 Sweden 3rd, bronze medalist(s) 6 1st, gold medalist(s) 1st, gold medalist(s) 2nd, silver medalist(s) 1st, gold medalist(s) 6
 Switzerland 2nd, silver medalist(s) 2nd, silver medalist(s) 4 4 7 5
 United States 7 4 8 10 10 8 6
Mixed doubles tournament
Nation 18 Years
 Canada 1st, gold medalist(s) 1
 China 4 1
 Finland 7 1
 Norway 3rd, bronze medalist(s) 1
 Olympic Athletes from Russia DQB 1
 South Korea 5 1
 Switzerland 2nd, silver medalist(s) 1
 United States 6 1

Medal table[edit]

Standings in curling medals won as of the 2018 Winter Olympics.

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1 Canada (CAN)63211
2 Sweden (SWE)3328
3 Great Britain (GBR)2114
4 Switzerland (SUI)1337
5 Norway (NOR)1124
6 United States (USA)1012
7 Denmark (DEN)0101
 Finland (FIN)0101
 South Korea (KOR)0101
10 China (CHN)0011
 France (FRA)0011
 Japan (JPN)0011
Totals (12 nations)14141442

Medal summary[edit]

Men[edit]

Games Gold Silver Bronze
1924 Chamonix
details
 Great Britain (GBR)  Sweden (SWE)  France (FRA)
1928 → 1994 Not included in the Olympic programme
1998 Nagano
details
 Switzerland (SUI)  Canada (CAN)  Norway (NOR)
2002 Salt Lake City
details
 Norway (NOR)  Canada (CAN)  Switzerland (SUI)
2006 Turin
details
 Canada (CAN)  Finland (FIN)  United States (USA)
2010 Vancouver
details
 Canada (CAN)  Norway (NOR)  Switzerland (SUI)
2014 Sochi
details
 Canada (CAN)  Great Britain (GBR)  Sweden (SWE)
2018 Pyeongchang
details
 United States (USA)  Sweden (SWE)  Switzerland (SUI)

Women[edit]

Games Gold Silver Bronze
1998 Nagano
details
 Canada (CAN)  Denmark (DEN)  Sweden (SWE)
2002 Salt Lake City
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 Great Britain (GBR)  Switzerland (SUI)  Canada (CAN)
2006 Turin
details
 Sweden (SWE)  Switzerland (SUI)  Canada (CAN)
2010 Vancouver
details
 Sweden (SWE)  Canada (CAN)  China (CHN)
2014 Sochi
details
 Canada (CAN)  Sweden (SWE)  Great Britain (GBR)
2018 Pyeongchang
details
 Sweden (SWE)  South Korea (KOR)  Japan (JPN)

Mixed doubles[edit]

Games Gold Silver Bronze
2018 Pyeongchang
details
 Canada (CAN)  Switzerland (SUI)  Norway (NOR)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Heidrick, Shaun (2014-01-08). "Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games: A History of Curling at the Games - Yahoo Sports". Sports.yahoo.com. Retrieved 2014-02-01.
  2. ^ "Olympic Programme Updates". Olympic.org. 2006-11-28. Retrieved 2008-08-20.
  3. ^ National Lead Writer (2014-01-27). "Sochi Olympics: Popularity, Buzz and Drama of Curling with NBC's Andrew Catalon". Bleacher Report. Retrieved 2014-02-01.
  4. ^ "Mixed Doubles curling confirmed for PyeongChang 2018 Olympics". World Curling Federation. 8 June 2015. Retrieved 8 June 2015.
  5. ^ Hojnacki, Sean (2013-12-20). "Winter Olympics 2014: 10 Things to Know About Curling - Yahoo Sports". Sports.yahoo.com. Retrieved 2014-02-01.
  6. ^ Briscoe, Jeff (2014-01-08). "Rules of Curling in the Winter Olympics - Yahoo Sports". Sports.yahoo.com. Retrieved 2014-02-01.

External links[edit]

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